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Embracing Emerging Technologies
How to Legally Prepare

Join these speakers for an in-depth discussion exploring ways to mitigate risk and address the challenges of both preserving and capturing new forms of ESI.

Innovative organizations are constantly seeking ways to leverage new technologies and data infrastructure to meet evolving business needs. Employees are constantly seeking ways to use the latest and greatest applications and devices. The result is a constant drumbeat of emerging technologies that legal teams need to be prepared to handle. 

Participants will leave with an understanding of:

  • The newest batch of technologies legal teams need to be prepared for and how to handle each of them
  • How organizations planning to implement emerging technologies can mitigate their risk
  • What ways can your employees use the latest and greatest applications and devices
  • The challenges that new forms of data present for preservation while focusing on the control of evidence, privacy concerns, and the ability of discovery tools to keep pace with technology



Hon. Frank Maas
U.S. Magistrate Judge
United States Southern District of New York

Judge Maas has been a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York since 1999. Before his appointment, Judge Maas was a law clerk and federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, a partner in the New York City office of a large upstate firm, and First Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation. As First Deputy Commissioner, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City’s internal affairs agency, and oversaw the City’s internet security efforts. Judge Maas speaks frequently on topics related to e-discovery. He earned a B.A. degree from Harpur College of the State University of New York at Binghamton and a J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics.

Charisma Starr
Legal IT Manager

As Legal IT Manager, Charisma directs legal IT initiatives related to eDiscovery, case, and document management at Exelon Corporation. A former large law firm Litigation Support Manager and eDiscovery Software Director, with over 15 years in the industry, she has a wide variety of both practical and management experience managing corporate client, law firm, and external resources. Charisma has been on many steering committees for large projects, software selections, vendor selections, project audit trails, meet and confer strategy sessions, data collection process monitoring, review methodology choices, and production consulting. Her expertise empowers her to provide direction and guidance to anyone facing technology challenges.

Craig Ball
Craig D. Ball, P.C.

Craig Ball of Austin is a trial lawyer, computer forensic examiner, law professor and noted authority on electronic evidence. He limits his practice to serving as a court-appointed special master and consultant in computer forensics and electronic discovery and has served as the Special Master or testifying expert in computer forensics and electronic discovery in some of the world's most challenging and headline making cases. A member of the Sedona Conference and founder of the Georgetown University Law Center E-Discovery Training Academy, Craig serves on the Academy's faculty and teaches Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence at the University of Texas School of Law. For nine years, Craig penned the award-winning Ball in Your Court column on electronic discovery for American Lawyer Media and now writes for several national news outlets. For his articles on electronic discovery and computer forensics, please visitwww.craigball.com or his blog,www.ballinyourcourt.com

David Walton
Managing Director of Electronic Discovery Practice and Advisory Services (ePAS), Cochair of EDiscovery Task Force
Cozen O’Connor

Dave Walton is an experienced litigator with a detailed, hands-on understanding of technology and ediscovery issues. He brings a unique combination of skills to his practice – in addition to substantial trial experience, he offers a demonstrated understanding of technology and its impact on litigation outcomes. Dave has extensive firstchair trial experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in large cases involving restrictive covenants, trade secrets, unfair competition and duty of loyalty claims. He is an active member of The Sedona Conference, most recently speaking at its national conference, and is a contributing member of their drafting team on proportionality. Dave is also a member of the labor and employment law committees of the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, and the Montgomery County Bar Association. He was named a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – Rising Star" several times by Law & Politics.
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